Precarious employment really is a form of second-class citizenship that isn’t good for us. A confluence of recent studies back that up, including a recent survey of Ontario Federation of Labour members.
Universal basic income: a psychological assessment
Psychologists for Social Change 22-page .pdf file
Ontario releases basic income consultation feedback.
Province moving forward with pilot program in 2017
The promise of a basic income in Canada
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A pleasure it is to point you toward a brace of articles about getting around the GTA’s sprawl lands. Oh yeah, it’s also about race.
Race, the ‘burbs, and transportation. In one of the most diverse communities in North America, any discussion about public space and policy needs to include race
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If you are living and working in Durham we hope you are doing better than Ontario’s minimum wage ($11.40 per hour).
Living wage for Durham region pegged at $17 an hour. Family of four in Durham needs an annual employment income of $67, 261 to have a decent quality of life
See also: (317) Durham Region
Elements of the movement for a fifteen dollar per hour minimum wage that started up south of the border in the fast food industry seems to have arrived at Canada’s biggest, busiest, richest airport. And so it should!
CBC Metro Morning (6:20)
See also: (965) Pearson workers look for better
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Two features from well-regarded Canadian magazines about how we might produce cash for things of public good:
Canada is ready for toll roads and carbon taxes. A majority of voters now favour user fees, but cowardly politicians are getting in the way
Ontario is proving that taxing the one per cent works. Despite decades of tax cut rhetoric, you really can ask the rich to pay more taxes. Ontario did, and high-priced talent didn’t flee the province
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Newly available data from the Ontario Disability Support Program reinforces the disconcerting, and expensive, relationship between low economic status and mental health problems.
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